life, sex & relationships

life, sex & relationships (142)

Saturday, 11 February 2012 02:59

Love and Romance

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sappho scenes

Dear Sappho,

How can I get my lover to be more romantic? I know she loves me and is committed to our relationship, but I long to be wined and dined. Valentine’s day is next week and although I’m not expecting a romantic evening I’m dreaming of one. Do you think love and romance are different entities or different phases of a relationship? I have tried to tell her how I crave more romance in our relationship but she doesn’t seem to get it.

My Heart Wants Romance

Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:00

Soul Mates, Spiritual Growth and Partnership

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rainbows-and-apples

Dear Young Lovers

The archetypes of human behavior are models that are used as symbols, stereotypes myths, and epitomes. Carl Jung believed that archetypes are “ancient or archaic images that derive from the collective unconscious.” Marriage is such an archetype. When one enters into marriage one enters into the mainstream of how marriage is defined as a social obligation, expectation and course of direction. It is a moral path putting the marriage, the children and the survival of the marriage beyond the value of the individuals involved. Many aspects of marriage have been misinterpreted and used as methods of domination. Including the creed that everyone must get married and conform to the archetype of marriage.

 

Saturday, 21 January 2012 00:00

Henpecked Lesbians

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 henpecked lesbian

Dear Sappho

I have finally come to the realization that I am a henpecked lesbian. I know I’m not the only one. Please ask your readers if they are they inclined to submit or willing to surrender in order to placate or please another? If everything you do or say appears to be wrong in the eyes of your significant other, you may be henpecked.

My girlfriend uses harassment and persistent nagging to get her way 98% of the time. I still love her but I don’t know how much longer I can live with her. Counseling failed to solve our disputes. In fact she acted like a self-righteous parent while detailing all my faults and none of her own during counseling. Our counselor pointed out that her behaviors appeared authoritative and dominating to no avail. She quit counseling and I continued, focusing instead on my self-esteem.

I would like this woman who I have loved long and hard to just live and let live. I long for her to appreciate my contributions and not dwell on what she considers to be my flaws. I’m always wrong and she’s always right - without exception ` from the way I eat, talk, walk, or conduct my day, She puts words in my mouth and reads thoughts from my head, none were which I thought or said. Is this considered mental or emotional abuse? Is it possible to break this pattern or should I just look for a new place to live while I still have any self-esteem left 

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 00:32

Tiffany Cocco, A Homeless Young Lesbian

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100-most-powerless-new-yorkers

 

 

Today, in the headlines of the VillageVoice, one can discover the 100 most powerless New Yorkers to oppose all the 100 most powerful lists which are always about rich and famous people. The VillageVoice decided to talk about people like you and me and among them, one discovers the number 22, Tiffany Cocco, a homeless young lesbian.

 

 

 

Friday, 13 January 2012 03:00

Is Jealousy in Homosexual Relationships Different?

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jealousy

 

Dear Sappho

Jealousy in homosexual relationships is really not much different than jealousy in heterosexual relationships, is it? Are lesbians more jealous than straight women? Are gay men less jealous than straight men? What do you have to say about jealousy?
 
Shades of Green